CHAPTER 275
TEA ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   RULES

      The Tea Rules

RULES

THE TEA RULES

ARRANGEMENT OF RULES

   Rule

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Citation.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
REGISTRATION BY BOARD

   3.   Registration of tea growers.

   4.   Registrar of tea factories.

   5.   Tea grower or processor to provide data.

   6.   Registered persons to follow the rules.

PART III
PURCHASING PROCEDURES

   7.   Prohibition.

PART IV
PLANT PROTECTION RULES

   8.   Specification of tea.

   9.   Restriction on the planting materials.

   10.   Sanitary measures.

   11.   Restriction on tea agrochemicals.

PART V
TEA MANUFACTURING BLENDING AND PACKING

   12.   Licence to blend and pack tea.

   13.   Application for licences.

   14.   Blending and packing licence not to be assigned.

PART VI
TEA INSPECTORS

   15.   Board to appoint inspectors.

   16.   Powers of a tea inspector.

   17.   Power of Board as to tea packed and blended without licence.

PART VII
TEA SALES CONTRACTS

   18.   Maximum sales period contract.

   19.   Board to issue crop activity calendar.

   20.   Sales of tea leaves.

   21.   Monthly data reports.

   22.   Agrochemicals and planting materials.

   23.   Tree planting.

PART VIII
MARKETING PROCEDURES

   24.   Buyers to obtain tea buying permit.

   25.   Growers to negotiate prices for crops.

   26.   Growers payment according to contract.

   27.   Green leaf tea to be processed locally.

   28.   Domestic and export market procedures.

   29.   Board to be final arbitrator.

   30.   Sales records to be kept.

   31.   Board to issue or revoke licences.

PART IX
LEVY CESSES AND OTHER FUNDS

   32.   Imposition of cess.

PART X
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   33.   Delegation of functions.

   34.   Appeals.

   35.   Penalty.

THE TEA RULES

(Section 31)

G.N. No. 92 of 1999

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (regs 1-2)

1.   Citation

   These Rules may be cited as the Tea Rules.

2.   Interpretation

   In these Rules, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Association" means an association formed and registered under the Societies Ordinance *;

   "Board" means the Tea Board of Tanzania established under section 3 of the Tea Act *;

   "Commissioner" means Commissioner of Agriculture or any officer authorized by the Board to act as an inspector in accordance with the provisions of these Rules;

   "green leaf tea" means leaf detached from tea plants but not dried or processed in any way;

   "made tea" means the leaf of the tea plant when manufactured;

   "manufacturing" means processing of green leaf tea into made tea;

   "member grower" means an individual farmer or company cultivating tea under grower registration;

   "minister" means the Minister responsible for Agriculture;

   "ministry" means the Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives;

   "primary society" means a primary society formed and registered under the Co-operative Society Act *;

   "register" means register maintained under section 14 of the Tea Act *;

   "registered grower" means a registered tea grower for the purposes of the Tea Board Act;

   "tea" means the tea plant known botanically as Camellia thea thea sinensis and includes its seed;

   "tea blending and packing" means the process of mixing different grades and types of made tea from different factories and areas into a standard blend or blends ("blending") and then putting into packets ("packing");

   "tea buyer" means any person or group of persons buying green tea leaves from the growers for either sale or processing whether or not such buyer has sponsored production of that tea by providing inputs and other support services to the growers in line with the farming regulations and it also includes any person or group of persons buying tea for domestic or export market;

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